…favorite things friday: trunks

Let’s talk about trunks, Baby.

Some of you may have seen a recent Instagram post about my old suitcases that I stacked to make a mock side table. Whenever I go to a vintage shop I can’t help gravitating towards trunks and old boxes. I think because they are super interesting, but also functional.

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If you can't make it to a market or antique shop, there are so many great options out there now to do this very thing. Here are some examples.

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Restoration Hardware

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Etsy

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PS - you don't need to stack the suitcases, you could place once on a foyer table or under a couch or ahem, pew.

Small Room Design

…color question

“I too was blown away by this color. Just starting out with DIY Annie Sloan paints. I have lots of Shabby Chic furniture mostly white and more shabby than chic. Want to chic them up. I love your videos. What color would you call this? Does Annie have 1 comparable? Thank you!" - Constance

Why, yes. In my opinion the closest color to this would be Duck Egg Blue. It is actually a very versitile blue because it can work as a old, Sweedish neutral or a more traditional and/or contemporary color depending on the room design. Here are a few examples of Duck Egg Blue in my work and interiors.

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Do not fear this color. It is your friend. It is my friend.

…can i chalk paint outdoor pieces?

I receive many questions about painting outdoors once spring comes around. I have always told people that Annie Sloan paints her own retail shop in the UK (hello, rain) with her own Chalk Paint. Enough said.

I think I have another example that rivals this, however. Dear Daughter, Fiona, was painting with me 2 summers ago with Greek Blue. Unbeknownst to me, she stuck her paws in the paint and proceeded to stamp them all over the sidewalk. You may have remembered me posting about this years ago. Don't tell the neighbors, but I secretly love this.

Fastforward 2 years and many pounds of snow and rain later and this is what we have on the sidewalk.

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Check out that perfect handprint! Like, not faded or changed from when she first did it. Amaze. And just to let you know, DC got dumped on this winter and last winter. I'm talking at least 100 snow days this year and like 300 last year. Or maybe it just feels that way.

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So, if you are questions whether or not to paint your outdoor furniture then I would say go ahead. Yes, weather and metal will ware differently than cement, but it will hold up.